UNSW has appointed Elizabeth Grinston as its general counsel. In this role, Grinston will lead the provision of high-level, expert legal services for the university, as well as the management and strategic direction of the legal office, legal office (research), compliance framework and governance office. She joins the university from Screen Australia, where she has been general counsel since 2009. Prior to that, she was special counsel at Gilbert and Tobin lawyers, a state and federal tribunal member and a partner at Freehills. She has also been with the finance group at a Tokyo law firm now called Nishimura & Asahi. Her specialty is in intellectual property and her experience has covered regulatory and administrative law, general commercial disputes and transactions and copyright issues. She holds a bachelor of arts and bachelor of laws from the University of Sydney and has extensive experience as a corporate lawyer. She will commence at UNSW on October 8.
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